phimosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phimosis an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phimosis (Med) A condition of the penis in which the prepuce can not be drawn back so as to uncover the glans penis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phimosis Stenosis of the preputial orifice. Compareparaphimosis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phimosis fī-mō′sis stenosis of the preputial orifice.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a muzzling, fr. muzzle

Usage

In literature:

The patient was fifty-two years of age and the victim of congenital phimosis.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
It is said to be caused by phimosis, and to be cured by circumcision.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
In this case, a condition of priapism seems to have existed almost from birth, owing to congenital phimosis.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Phimosis is an ancient attendant on our inheritance of the prepuce, we being, in fact, born with it; this is the rule.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Phimosis, or narrowness of the opening of the prepuce is nearly always of embryonic origin.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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